|Selma Gordon 12July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)|
Selma Gordon was born in 1918 in New Jersey and lived in New York. Her mother was from an orthodox family and was quite religious; her father was a free-thinker and was not interested in the religious traditions. He had a desire for her to learn not only to speak but to read and write Yiddish, so he sent her to a Yiddish shule. She had a rich cultural life - music, theater, film, art - both Yiddish and secular...
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|Adina Gordon 04Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Adina Gordon was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adina Gordon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 4, 2011...
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